There is so much beauty, truth, and goodness in each of us. In fact, that’s what you are at your core. So often we limit the expression of the fullness of who we are. Imagine the unfurling of a fern, opening to the sunlight, or the unfurling of a sail, opening to the wind, each … More Unfurling into Self
In these times of incredible social media influence, it can be challenging to be who you are. We are inundated with advertising on how we should look, the clothes we should wear, the cars we should drive, how we should speak and behave. This can lead to feelings of shame, or not feeling … More Be Yourself!
Still, alert, quiet, beautiful – all of these qualities can be found in nature. Sometimes the silence can be almost deafening. The air may quickly change from stillness to a gentle fluttering heard through the leaves, to the howling, tree-bending gusts of a storm. Generally, we don’t hear the movement of air until it hits … More Whispers on the Wind
Nature often offers us an accurate reflection of our inner and outer states. While walking in nature today, I remembered a time when my daughter was first introduced to and became enamored with the phrase “dappled sunlight”. It was as if the word tickled her with joy, just as the light seemed to tickle the … More Dappled Light
Expectations from self and others often limit the expression of who we are and who we want to be, as do feelings of self-worth, or lack thereof. The self-critical voice often plays a non-stop commentary in our daily life. This creates a mist or fog obscuring the light within. Let’s give ourselves a break and relax, … More Relax, Release and Real-ize!
Many speak of the feeling of helplessness when the world seems like a challenging place. This is exacerbated when we feel a lack of connection, whether that be with friends, family, work, community, nation, world, or even with our inner-self, a dis-connect from our emotions, swirling thoughts or from our soul. In truth, everything is … More Re-membering Connection
Life encourages the development of the self – both the personal ego and the higher aspects of Self. This is done mostly through relationship. Together with family, friends and strangers, we are offered opportunity after opportunity to bring our better self forward. Relationships, as we all know, are not always easy, but it is through relationship that … More Together we are Better
Shifting landscapes that we witness occurring through volcanos, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought, tornadoes etc., can be a metaphor for the shifting of our own internal landscape. In this powerful photo taken by Mandy Beerly in Hawaii, we see the awesome beauty, power and destruction of nature at work. The waves, lava, and steam eat away at … More Shifting Landscapes
Light and shadow are two seemingly opposing characteristics. Our tendency is to embrace and emulate the light, while judging, shaming and denying the shadow aspect. Do we deny night and day, masculine and feminine, hot and cold, happy and sad? Of course not, they are essential aspects of our livingness, as are our light and … More Light and Shadow